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Evaluation Framework for Smart Grid Deployment Plans
Karen Herter, Ph.D., Timothy O’Connor, Lauren Navarro

This document proposes an evaluation framework to assess Smart Grid deployment plans. The guiding principles behind this approach of evaluating plans are also mentioned. CPUC and EDF goals and sections are the basis of this framework. Using this systemic approach, a Smart Grid plan can be given a score. It is done in two steps using a scorecard provided in this document. Score can be maximum 40 points and it will be accompanied by narrative providing critical review for each section. This framework can be used to compare utility plans. The goals are "empower customers," "create a platform for technologies and services," "enable sales of demand side resources," "reduce environment footprint." Each goal has five sections, "vision," "strategy," "metrics," "baseline," and "roadmap."

This information was submitted by Jeremy Laundergan, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex, jlaundergan@enernex.com on 08/31/2011.

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